In Madhya Pradesh, Independents are likely to make it big in the new Cabinet of Chief Minister Kamal Nath. Kamal Nath had been camping in New Delhi since the past three days to finalise the list of his Cabinet colleagues, to be sworn in Tuesday, in consultation with Congress president Rahul Gandhi and other senior party leaders. The Congress party has finalised the names but they have not been made public so far.
According to party sources, one or two Independent MLAs may get into the new Cabinet. Though the Congress, with 114 seats, emerged as the single largest party in the 230-member Assembly, it failed to cross the halfway mark on its own and enlisted support of the BSP and the SP, which have won two seats and one, respectively.
Four Independent MLAs, who are Congress rebels, have also extended their support, taking the total number of MLAs on the Congress side to 121.